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verb prey pronunciation in British English /preɪ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprey
he/she/itpreys
present participlepreying
past tensepreyed
past participlepreyed
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phrasal verb

prey on

or prey upon

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present tense
I/you/we/theyprey on
he/she/itpreys on
present participlepreying on
past tensepreyed on
past participlepreyed on
  1. 1
    prey on/upon someone to harm someone who is weak or cannot defend themselves

    The gang has been preying on foreign tourists.

  2. 2
    prey on/upon something to hunt another creature in order to eat it

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